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Danceworks Performance Company invites audiences to embark on an enchanted adventure in: The Quest

May 12-15, 2016 at Next Act Theatre

By - Apr 11th, 2016 12:07 pm
The Quest. Photo by Paul Ruffolo.

The Quest. Photo by Paul Ruffolo.

MILWAUKEE… Gather ye round for a performance that blends modern and magical movement with music. Join a princess, a knight and a two-headed dragon in a delightful experience for the whole family!  Through captivating dance and charming storytelling, Danceworks Performance Company (DPC) will transport audiences to an enchanted land on May 12-15, 2016, at Next Act Theatre (255 S. Water St., Milwaukee).

Longtime Danceworks creative collaborator, Jason Powell (Writing about Music / Dancing about Architecture, Temptation’s Snare, Plugged In), once again joins forces with DPC to bring his words to life in this newly envisioned madcap tale. The Quest’s heroine has been put under a scrambled sleeping spell that triggers irresistible bouts of slumber at the most inopportune moments. On her quest, the drowsy princess encounters familiar fantasy characters that add a magical spark to her journey.

For this concert, DPC is pleased to be collaborating with Chant Claire Chamber Choir, under the direction of Benjamin Bedroske. This Milwaukee choir will add a wide variety of musical styles—from ancient to contemporary, including newly composed songs by Powell with choral arrangements by Bedroske—to the performance. This integration allows the choir to become an extension of the dancers and the narration with an elastic score that creates the enchanting atmosphere. Embark with Danceworks on this not-to-be-missed Quest!


The Quest opens Thursday, May 12, at Next Act Theatre, 255 S. Water Street. The full schedule of performances is:

Thursday, May 12, 7:30pm

Friday, May 13, 7:30pm

Saturday, May 14, 4:00pm and 7:30pm

Sunday, May 15, 2:30pm


Tickets to The Quest are $27 for premium reserved seats, $22 for general seats and $16 for students and seniors. For tickets, please call the Next Act box office at 414-278-0765, or purchase online at Please note: a Next Act facility fee will be added to the price of each ticket.


DPC Dancers: Melissa Anderson, Alberto Cambra, Kim Johnson, Dani Kuepper, Gina Laurenzi, Liz Licht, Christal Wagner and Andrew Zanoni.

Additional Guest Artists: Erin Hartman (actor), Jason Powell (actor/composer/writer), Christa Smutek (guest dancer), Maria Tordoff (guest dancer), Morgan Williams (guest dancer) and Chant Claire Chamber Choir under direction of Benjamin Bedroske.

Danceworks, Inc. enhances the joy, health and creativity of our community through performances, classes and outreach activities integrating dance and other art forms. Danceworks is a member of the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF).

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